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Easier Cinnamon Roll King Cake
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Let the bon temps rouler with this simple recipe.
The King Cake, an oval, sugary ring of pastry with icing in Mardi Gras colors, traditionally has a plastic baby hidden inside. The diner who is served the doll in his slice is declared the "king" and has to buy the King Cake for the next party. Mardi Gras historian Arthur Hardy reports that more than 750,000 King Cakes are consumed in Mardi Gras during Carnival.
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Hands on time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves: 24
3 packages Pillsbury cinnamon rolls (8 rolls per package), with icing
1 drop each purple, green and gold food coloring
Colored sugar (optional)
While cake is cooking, take the 3 containers of icing and dye one purple, one green and one gold. You may need to microwave the icing for 10 seconds to soften it.
Set cake aside to cool. Drizzle icing on cake, alternating colors. You may also sprinkle on colored sugar, if desired.